In American Politics, There Are No Coincidences

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Editor:

Two thousand Americans were killed at Pearl Harbor. Within weeks, we entered World War II.

Two thousand Americans were killed on 9/11. Within days, we were planning another invasion -- of Iraq. Coincidence? Come on! How naive can Americans be?

Several generals and President Roosevelt had adequate warning about the approaching Japanese carriers. At that time, Roosevelt knew that 60 to 90 percent of us were against our entering the war. Predictably, after the attack, the flags came out and 60 to 90 percent of Americans were then in favor of entering the war.

We just learned last month that President Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair agreed, by July 2002, to invade Iraq (found on the back pages of some newspapers).

Several bomb experts agreed that the Twin Towers were imploded (explosives pre-set in the buildings). There is zero percent probability that both buildings would have gone straight down otherwise.

We now know that most of the terrorists came from Saudi Arabia and none from Iraq. We now know that there were no weapons of destruction in Iraq. We now know that Saddam Hussein was no worse than other dictators. (Look at Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, North Korea, Cuba, Iran, etc.).

All we have accomplished in Iraq is to transfer power from the Sunnis to the Shiites, and stir up a hornet's nest. But, after 9/11, again the flags came out, the Patriot Act was hastily passed, our liberties were further eroded, and we will probably spend a trillion dollars on this latest war. Only Israel has benefited, and the Muslims know this, and hate us even more.

Meanwhile, this nation is going down, faster and faster.

Russ Krueger, Goodyear

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